Top 10 Sandwich and Hotdog Eateries in Santiago, Chile

Torta © owlpacino
Torta © owlpacino
Photo of Elizabeth Trovall
31 March 2017

There are few things Chileans love more than their mouthwatering sandwiches and hotdogs. From the legendary chacarero sandwich with beef, tomato and green beans to the loaded completo italiano hotdog, with sausage, tomato, avocado and mayonnaise, no matter what you order at these leading Santiago eateries, you’ll walk away satisfied.

Fuente Alemana

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, German, Fast Food, $$$
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lomito por favor
lomito por favor | © Yutaka Seki

Chile’s most legendary sandwich shop, the Fuente Alemana, or “German Fountain,” is a favorite eatery among locals and tourists alike. The restaurant has been serving up delicious meat sandwiches for over 60 years. Give their braised pork sandwich, el lomito, a try and order it “Italiano”, with avocado, tomato and mayonnaise – green, red and white like the Italian flag.

Fuente Mardoqueo

Restaurant, Sandwich Shop, German, Fast Food, $$$
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This notable sandwich shop in Chile’s historic Barrio Yungay neighborhood has been serving up meat sandwiches to Santiaguinos for nearly three decades. With long wooden tables and an odd array of antiques on the wall, Fuente Mardoqueo offers a fun ambiance in addition to serving up its massive and delicious sandwiches.

La Terraza

Sandwich Shop, Restaurant, Fast Food, $$$
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La Terraza
La Terraza | courtesy of Elizabeth Trovall

This typical Chilean sandwich shop attracts an alternative, young crowd and is centrally located close to Santiago’s Plaza Italia. With artisanal beers on tap and sandwiches made with fresh ingredients, this is a great place to grab a sandwich or hotdog. If the weather’s nice, grab an outdoor table and order the classic chacarero sandwich, which includes green beans, tomato and the spicy green ají pepper. If you’re lucky, local musicians will stop by to play a tune or two while you eat.

José Ramón 277: Chopería & Sanguchería

Bar, Craft Ale Bar, Sandwich Shop, Pub Grub, Chilean, $$$
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This hip sandwich shop is tucked away on a tiny street between the GAM Cultural Center and Barrio Lastarria. José Ramón 277 offers tasty artisanal beers on tap, a charming and modern atmosphere and a slightly more gourmet take on the classic Chilean sandwich.

Quick Lunch Alemán

Sandwich Shop, German, Fast Food, Beer, $$$
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It’s hard to beat the hamburgers or steak churrasco sandwiches at this low-key sandwich shop in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood. Sandwiches and hamburgers made with fresh ingredients and served piping hot, Quick Lunch Alemán serves up a quick lunch that leaves a lasting impression.

Albedrio Restaurante

Restaurant, German, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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This modern sandwich shop doesn’t have the same legacy as other well-known Santiago eateries, but it still serves up a reliably mouth-watering sandwich with lots of topping options, and is based in the city’s historic center. Unlike many other sandwich spots, Albedrio Restaurante offers a garbanzo bean patty for vegetarians and an array of salads on their diverse menu.

Tío Cucho

Restaurant, German, Fast Food
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This inexpensive sandwich and hotdog shop in Santiago is great for quick and tasty takeaway food at a great price. Unlike many local restaurants, Tío Cucho is open until after midnight, making it the perfect place for a late night snack.

Persa Bio Bio

Market, South American
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Persa Bio Bio is a unique shopping and eating experience. A giant market filled with vintage shops and a diverse array of food stands and restaurants, just follow the smell of churrasco cooking and you’ll find yourself a top-notch hotdog or sandwich.

Shoperia Munich

Sandwich Shop, German, Fast Food, $$$
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A classic Santiago sandwich shop, Shoperia Munich serves up scrumptious sandwiches and hotdogs and is centrally located. The completos italianos come highly recommended, made with homemade mayonnaise, fresh palta (avocado) and chopped tomatoes.

Ciudad Vieja

Restaurant, German, South American, Fusion, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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This classy two-story eatery is definitely among the most elegant sandwich shops in Santiago. Its gorgeous vintage interior, innovative sandwich menu and variety of drinks offered make it not your typical Chilean sandwich shop. With a stylish ambiance in the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood, Ciudad Vieja doesn’t disappoint.

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